• Free Radicals

    Free Radicals: Fundamentals and Applications in Organic Synthesis


Free Radicals: Fundamentals and Applications in Organic Synthesis

Radical chemistry is undergoing a renaissance, both in the selective generation of organic radicals and in their use in organic synthetic reactions.

The introduction of photoredox catalysis in organic synthesis has triggered a surge of interest that means that radical chemistry is no longer a curiosity with low practicability, but rather an extremely powerful synthetic methodology. These two volumes cover some of the fundamentals of radical chemistry as it relates to organic synthesis and modelling of radical reactions as well as techniques and procedures for generating various radical centers and their application in organic synthesis.

Volume 1

As well as reviews on some fundamental concepts in radical chemistry, such as radical persistence, modelling of radical reactions, and mechanistic investigations in radical photochemistry, the volume also contains reviews on the use of nitroxides in organic synthesis, electron catalysis, heteroatom-centered radicals, radical generation using organoboranes, intermolecular C-H functionalization, hydrogen-atom transfer (HAT), and palladium(I)-mediated reactions.

Volume 2

Areas covered in this volume include electron-transfer with organic donors, samarium-mediated reduction, and single-electron-transfer processes with metal complexes and redox-active ligands. Also covered are radical-polar crossover reactions, cascade reactions, radical-radical cross coupling, and radical fluorination. Reviews on the photochemical generation of carbon-centered radicals, the application of radicals in electrosynthesis and flow chemistry, asymmetric catalysis of radical reactions, and controlled radical polymerization complete the volume.


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Professor Louis Fensterbank

Professor Louis Fensterbank Volume Editor Sorbonne University, Paris, France

Dr. Cyril Ollivier

Dr. Cyril Ollivier Volume Editor Sorbonne University, Paris, France

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